Signs of the Times

From an editorial [©1966 Christian Century Foundation. Reprinted by permission from the December 28, 1966, issue of The Christian Century, Chicago.]

We admit unabashedly that patriotism has its merit, and we acknowledge that love of country, however perilous it may be in international affairs, has in most of us a rootage so pristine that it makes the merit of patriotism undebatable.... In saying this, we are being neither academic nor defensive but confessional. We know the thrill that runs up and down the spine when the flag unfurls and the band strikes up the unsingable national anthem....

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